Photo of the Day: Afro-Iran The Unknown Community

Photographer Mahdi Ehsaei creates a series about ancestors of African slaves, who live on the South of Iran.

German photographer with Iranian roots Mahdi Ehsaei launched a fundraising campaign to publish a photo book, Afro-Iran: The Unknown Minority. Ehsaei’s photographs feature a small ethnic group from the the coast of the Persian Gulf. The project involves portraits of the community that is a blend of Iranian and African traditions. Ehsai says the people are ancestors of African slaves who became free in 1928. They conserve their traditions through dances, music, cousin and clothes.


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